Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Jot Magazine January Challenge

I decided to have a go at the Jot Magazine Blog mood board, for January. This one lent itself to a little bit of fun - lots of confetti = celebration and fun.
I have had the photos of my daughters 21st birthday haunting me for some time - haven't scrapped one of them - but this mood board changed that.
Melanie chose a Burlesque theme for her 21st party, a bit risque, with all the corsets etc, but a fun night of dress up and celebration.
Inspiration from the mood board came from the charcoal colour and the confetti - which I have replicated with the sequins on the layout.
I don't normally scrap using a dark background like this, but it worked for the layout. In fact this whole style is so completely away from how I would normally scrap. The idea of the background work came from the peacock costume worn by my niece.
The chipboard elements are from Imaginarium designs, and the lovely flowers are from Little Birdie.
I had a bit of fun adding the mini beads to the layout, a bit of perseverance getting them to stay on the page.
Thanks for looking at my layout, and any comments you may leave.
Burlesque Birthday

Monday, January 19, 2015

123 January Challenge

For January, the new challenge at 123 challenge blog was to use the following items to create a layout- colour - lemon, word- appreciate, technique - fold.
I had an idea in my head for this one, to use a photo of my 2 children, my daughter Melanie was assisting my son Kieran to choose his subjects for the next school year. I had an old careers book, that Kieran had highlighted, which I tore out and used on this layout. The word appreciate I used in my title. The colour lemon I feel complemented the photo, but the technique of folding was the trickiest part for what I had chosen to use with the photo. I ended up doing a simple fold of the book pages at the bottom of the layout, but I feel this worked well. I tried to replicate the theme of the book pages in my background work, with a letter/number template and a text stamp over the texture paste.
Thanks for looking at my layout, and for any comments you may leave.
Appreciate your sister

Scrapping Outback January Challenge

I am a newbie to the Scrapping Outback challenges, but the January challenge, using the image below  as inspiration, looked like a lot of fun, so I gave it a go:
Even though a photo sipping a cocktail would have suited this image nicely, I chose a photo of  Charlie, a friends daughter munching on watermelon - what else does one do in summer?
The colours of this image are what inspired me to create this layout, I really loved the green and pink, which I have replicated in my layout. I used some shaved ice, a really fun product, which I have discovered recently, this replicates the ice in the glass. 
I have used a Charms Creations (one of my other fave products at the moment)  handmade heart on the layout, the colours worked in perfectly. 
I feel my layout has met the requirements of this challenge, I had fun with it anyway.
Thanks for looking at my layout, and any comments you may leave. 

Sunday, January 18, 2015

D-lish Scraps January Cybercrop - Wendy's challenge

This is the second of the challenges that I did do from the D-lish Scraps cybercrop that I managed to do this weekend -the sketch challenge by Wendy.
The photo I have used is of a friends daughter - Maddy, a few years ago, when she was just a little one, but a real cutie (she still is). I really wanted to make a soft layout, and the lovely pastels helped me create this layout. It really was just a little bit of fun working on this one. I have used another one of the lovely handmade embellishments made by Charms Creations, but also some of the loveliness to be found at D-lish Scraps - very cute flairs, crochet flowers, bows, sequins, journaling tabs. 
Thanks for looking at my layout, and for any comments you may leave.
Maddy girl at 2 years

D-lish Scraps January Cybercrop - Katie's challenge

Cybercropping is back for 2015 at D-lish Scraps, and even though I have only managed 2 of the 5 challenges, they are still pretty awesome challenges.
This one was designed by Katie Howard, which was to use triadic colours - silly me, thought this meant 3 colours, but it means 3 colours that are complementary to each other on the colour wheel. So after I perused the colour wheels, I decided the primary colours were what I was going to work with, and these photos (small one replicated from large one), of nephews Patrick and Jamieson worked beautifully. Boy layouts are not always easy to do, but I found with the use of the primary colours, I was able to find embellishments that worked, including the star by Charms Creations, and the little alien monster from Scrap FX, worked a treat.
I had a lot of fun with this one, and let the mediums work for me - including the splats.
Thanks for looking at my layout, and any comments you may leave.
Beware of little monsters

Scrap Around the World January Challenge

For the first time I have decided to have a go at the Scrap around the world challenge, and for January, the inspiration has been from this absolutely divine mood board:
Now I love a mood board, but when it has a shabby chic element to it, how could one resist, lol. After seeing so many AMAZING entries shared on face book, I thought I might just have a go at it. 
I chose this photo of my daughter, when she was about 18 (she is now 24), as I felt it went really well with the grey tones in the mood board.
I was otherwise inspired to create to this board, by the clock face and the flowers, but the colours - soft muted blues, pinks and greys grabbed me. I hope I have shown this in my layout. 
The title is the first couple of words of a quote by William Shakespeare: The eyes are the window to your soul. I wanted the rest of the quote to be subtle on the layout. 
Thanks for looking at my layout, and any comments you may leave. 
The Eyes

Friday, January 16, 2015

Show Us Your Stuff January Challenge - DT layout

I would like to share with you that I have been selected as a Design Team member for the Show Us Your Stuff Challenge Blog for this year, and I'm feeling very honoured to be on the design team, my first one. This month the challenge is to create a layout using this very nice sketch by Amanda Hartmann:

So for my layout, I used these photos of my children Melanie and Kieran from a few years ago, having a paddle at Ocean Grove Beach, on our way home from a weekend at Torquay.
On my layout I decided not to use a portion of ricrac (almost looks likes waves), rather than taking it the whole way across the page. The title wasn't working in the bottom left hand corner for me, so I brought that up closer to the photos and used a small cluster instead in that corner. That is what a challenge is about isn't it, interpreting it to suit what works best, as long as the components are there.
For my handmade items, I used a button flair from D-lish Scraps, and a map marker from Charms Creations, 2 of my favourite Australian Designers of handmade items.
So here to share is my layout:
Ocean Grove Beach

Hope you feel inspired to give this challenge a go. 

Friday, January 2, 2015

White with 1 January challenge

A new year, a new range of challenges to enjoy. I looked at this challenge for White with 1, and immediately knew I had to give it a go, a good way to spend New Years Day. I loved the colour to be worked with and the sketchabilities sketch is oh so divine.

I pretty much knew which photo I wanted to scrap for this too, makes for an easy layout when it all comes together, lol. The photo of my nephew, was taken quite a few years ago now, but I've been waiting for the right time to scrap it, this challenge was right.
For the circular background I used a plate edge and ink to "stamp" it onto my background. I then got my glue bottle, ran squiggles of that onto the cardstock, and applied glitter to this - came up pretty cool in my personal opinion. I have added some pretty old embellishments to this, but hey they worked.
Thanks for looking at my layout.
Happy Boy

D-lish Scraps January Inspiration Board Challenge

I would like to share my layout I designed for the D-lish Scraps January Inspiration Board Challenge, my contribution for the inspiration team. I certainly I hope I am able to inspire some of you to have a go at this challenge. Below is the very bright, and colourful board for this month:
January Inspiration Board
I had a lot of fun with this board, and it suited my photo perfectly. The photo was taken last year (wow seems strange saying that now), whilst my husband and I were in Singapore - a very tropical place - and of course one has to have a Singapore Sling at the Raffles Hotel.
For this layout, I was inspired by the very bright colours and the pineapple.
I snuck a lot of D-lish products onto my layout - D-lish Scraps journal it's, D-lish Scraps button flair, the gorgeous new Little Birdie boutique elements paper florettes and serenade strawberry fields, Freckled Fawn enamel arrow clip, D-lish Scraps mini roses, sequin bow.
At Raffles Hotel